The second Test would have yielded a different result altogether. Looking at the scoreboard after the first day of the second Test match in Bangalore, the Indian cricket fans started assuming that India are likely to go 2-0 up in the Test series against South Africa. But the rain gods spoilt the party.
The second Test was washed out completely after Day 1 and this result disappointed the captain Virat Kohli.
"It was very disappointing. The second and third day were especially very frustrating because we had a very good first day. The toughest task is to set up a Test match and then you have to win the important moments later on," Kohli told reporters on Wednesday.
"We were on course to do that, to get control of the important moments of the game and capitalise. We had a good chance of putting South Africa under more pressure, but as I said the weather turned out to be in such a way that we had no control over it for the course of the next four days. It is always annoying for any side to come to the ground and have no play. The covers come off and the rain falls again. I think that was something that was disappointing."
The Team India skipper believes that they could have applied more pressure on South Africa if the rain was not relentless. India definitely had their nose ahead in this second Test match after they bundled out South Africa for 214 runs in the first innings. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay added 80 runs till the end of Day 1 and then came the rain which never stopped after that. The rain dismissed any possibility of a positive result and that left the Indian capatin gutted.
"If we had proper two days of play even from fourth day to the end of the fifth day, we were still looking at it as a positive where we can bat for a full day and try to get as many runs as possible and then put pressure on the opposition," Kohli added.
"I am not saying that we would have certainly bowled them out, but you can actually put them under pressure even if we had two more days of play. That's how well we played on day one and that gave us the liberty to think of something like that on the fourth and fifth day."